In Jazz Vocalization, scat singing is vocal improvisation with nonsense words and syllables or without words at all. Scat singing gives the vocalist the ability to sing improvised melodies and rhythms, to create the equivalent of an instrumental solo using their voice.
Ella Fitzgerald singing "How High The Moon":
She really "scats" around 1:30 into the song. Ella is the master!
The term Scat was used for jazz before the other dirty association!
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